2014 Squawker Road Classic

14 FLC Squawker Road Flyer

14 FLC Squawker Traffic Plan

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE BELOW AND CONTACT DAVE HAGEN AT: hagen_d@fortlewis.edu

2013 SquawkerThe Fort Lewis College Cycling Team will hold its annual Squawker Classic road racing events April 12th and 13th.  Collegiate cyclists from the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference will descend upon Durango for one of the toughest weekends of racing before USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Richmond, VA on May 2-4, 2014.

The action will begin Saturday morning April 12th with the “Morehart Murphy Team Time Trial.” Four-person collegiate teams and individual racers will start the intersection of River Road and CR 213 at one-minute intervals, finishing 13 miles later on CR213 before Highway 550. Races will finish by 10:00am. There may be short delays on CR 213 to allow riders to start.

Racing action will continue Saturday April 12th at 11:00am with the “Durango Performance Center Neighborhood Criterium” taking place in the historic downtown residential area. The course is a fast spectator friendly circuit utilizing 4th, 5th, and 6th Avenues as well as 8th, 9th, and 10th streets. Racing concludes at 6pm. For the Criterium the streets will be closed to traffic and parking.

Racing concludes on Sunday April 13th with the “Coca-Cola Road Race,” starting at 8:00am on Rim Drive. After travelling counterclockwise in Rim Dr. the course continues with a left onon North Rim Drive (CR239), turn right on North College/Goeglein Gulch Road (CR238), and right on East 8th Avenue back to Rim Drive, completing the super tough 5-mile circuit.  Lap on the course range from 3 -9 based on category – racing concludes at 4pm.

To ensure a safe event for participants the following roads will be CLOSED to vehicles from 8am to 4pm:

  • Westbound Goeglein Gulch between the Ft. Lewis Dr. roundabout and 8th Ave.
  • 8th Ave. between College Dr. and the Rim Dr. traffic signal
  • N. Rim Dr. (CR239) from N. College to Hillcrest Golf Course

Residents and businesses of Skyridge, Hilcrest, Hillcrest Estates, Hillcrest Apartments, Silver Peak Condos, Hillcrest Golfers and Fort Lewis College please take note:

To put it simply – The ONLY way off the Mesa is via North College and the best way up is Goeglein Gulch.

Minor traffic delays can be expected during the team time trial and road race.  The criterium course will be completely closed to traffic from 10am-6pm on Saturday, April 12th.

There will be USA Cycling categories for the time trial, the criterium and road race. Please see flyer for details.

Come watch your #1 ranked Skyhawk cyclists in action against our conference foes.

Volunteers will gladly be accepted.

Here is a quick breakdown of what we need:
Saturday April 12 – TTT (meet at Empty Lot behind Home Depot)
6:30am-9am – Registration – 4 people
7:30am-10am – Course Marshals – 4 people
Saturday April 12 – Criterium (meet at 4th Ave./9th St.)
10am-2pm – Registration – 2 people
2pm-5pm – Registration – 2 people
10:30am-2:30pm – Course Marshals – 8 people
2pm-6pm – Course Marshals – 8 people
Sunday April 13 – Road Race (meet at EBH parking lot)
6:30am-9am – Registration – 2 people
9am-11:30am – Registration – 2 people
7am-10am – Course Marshals – 13 people
10am-1pm – Course Marshals – 13 people

For more information contact Dave Hagen at HAGEN_D@fortlewis.edu

FLC Cycling for BMX Nationals

Sorry for the delay in the announcement – we have a great team of folks headed to Desoto, TX tomorrow for Collegiate BMX Nats. We’ll take photos and put them up on the FB page and blog – keep an eye on ‘em. The team will race Friday evening collegiately and maybe some’ll do Saturday too. Here is the team, wish us luck.
Becky Gardner
Leila Carrillo
Morgan Neutz
Connor Hodge
Anthony Robbiano
Brennan Buiso
Coaches – Jimmy Kight, Tino Blackmore
Flat Fixers – Dave Hagen, Phil Cowan

Squawker Road Update – New Road Race Start Times

We had to change the home road race schedule a bit. So please make sure to check it and make sure you don’t miss your start time!

14 FLC Squawker Road Flyer

2014 Squawker Traffic Plan

Start Time Category Laps
7:30am Collegiate Women A
7:33am Collegiate Men C
7:35am Collegiate Women B
7:37am Collegaite Women C
9:00am Collegiate Men A
9:03am Collegiate Men B
11:30am USAC Men Pro/1/2/3
11:33am USAC Pro-Open Women
11:36am USAC Men 4/5, Master Men 45+

2014 Squawker Road Classic

 

2013 SquawkerThe Fort Lewis College Cycling Team will hold its annual Squawker Classic road racing events April 12th and 13th.  Collegiate cyclists from the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference will descend upon Durango for one of the toughest weekends of racing before USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Richmond, VA on May 2-4, 2014.

The action will begin Saturday morning April 12th with the “Morehart Murphy Team Time Trial.” Four-person collegiate teams and individual racers will start the intersection of River Road and CR 213 at one-minute intervals, finishing 13 miles later on CR213 before Highway 550. Races will finish by 10:00am. There may be short delays on CR 213 to allow riders to start.

Racing action will continue Saturday April 12th at 11:00am with the “Durango Performance Center Neighborhood Criterium” taking place in the historic downtown residential area. The course is a fast spectator friendly circuit utilizing 4th, 5th, and 6th Avenues as well as 8th, 9th, and 10th streets. Racing concludes at 6pm. For the Criterium the streets will be closed to traffic and parking.

Racing concludes on Sunday April 13th with the “Coca-Cola Road Race,” starting at 8:00am on Rim Drive. After travelling counterclockwise in Rim Dr. the course continues with a left onon North Rim Drive (CR239), turn right on North College/Goeglein Gulch Road (CR238), and right on East 8th Avenue back to Rim Drive, completing the super tough 5-mile circuit.  Lap on the course range from 3 -9 based on category – racing concludes at 4pm.

To ensure a safe event for participants the following roads will be CLOSED to vehicles from 8am to 4pm:

  • Westbound Goeglein Gulch between the Ft. Lewis Dr. roundabout and 8th Ave.
  • 8th Ave. between College Dr. and the Rim Dr. traffic signal
  • N. Rim Dr. (CR239) from N. College to Hillcrest Golf Course

Residents and businesses of Skyridge, Hilcrest, Hillcrest Estates, Hillcrest Apartments, Silver Peak Condos, Hillcrest Golfers and Fort Lewis College please take note:

To put it simply – The ONLY way off the Mesa is via North College and the best way up is Goeglein Gulch.

Minor traffic delays can be expected during the team time trial and road race.  The criterium course will be completely closed to traffic from 10am-6pm on Saturday, April 12th.

There will be USA Cycling categories for the time trial, the criterium and road race. Please see flyer for details.

Come watch your #1 ranked Skyhawk cyclists in action against our conference foes.

Volunteers will gladly be accepted.

For more information contact Dave Hagen at HAGEN_D@fortlewis.edu

FLC TT Series Starts Wednesday 2/26 4:30pm

The FLC Cycling dead animal series of Time Trials starts Wednesday February 26th at 4:30pm at Mountain Madness (HWY550/CR203) with the Dead Squirrel, then again at 4:30pm on 3/25. Then we’ll run two more of the those at 5:30pm (after the time change) March 12th and March 19th. Dead  Squirrel – 15K loop, arrive warmed up and ready to start. North on CR203, right on Trimble Ln., quick right onto HWY550 south, hairpin right onto CR203 at Mountain Madness, finish at start.
On March 25th we’ll start the Dead Elk TT at Trimble Crossing starting at 5:30pm and continuing the next two Wednesdays – April 3rd and 10th. Dead Elk – 22K loop, park in Ace lot, start at back of Ace hardware, west on Trimble Ln., right on HWY550 north, right on CR250 (NO SHALONA), keep right over Baker’s Bridge, right on Trimble Ln. (CR252), finish at start.
Collegiates will be working on Team Time Trials at many of the events – community riders also feel free to put TTT teams together – it’s a blast!
FREE TO ALL!! But gifts to FLC Cycling are greatly appreciated, easy to do online: https://apps.fortlewis.edu/makeagift and type in “Cycling Club Fund”
Pass onto others.
Dead Squirrel
2/26/14 4:30pm Mountain Madness
3/5/14 4:30pm Mountain Madness
3/12/14 5:30pm Mountain Madness
3/19/14 5:30pm Mountain Madness
Dead Elk
3/25/14 5:30pm Trimble Crossing
4/2/14 5:30pm Trimble Crossing
4/9/14 5:30pm Trimble Crossing

Saturday- Womens D1 National Championship Race

The women’s battle for D1 cyclocross national championship exploded off the start line with Sofia Gomez Villafane taking the lead going into the first lap.  Marian University’s Kaitlin Antonneau quickly took over and didn’t stop until the finish, taking the national title.  The course was in great condition with a mix of mud, snow, ice and sand.  All of our riders had a great day with not a single mechanical issue.  The sun was out and although it was a little windy it was nothing like the gusts we experienced the second part of the day.  Our five ladies racing were Sofia Gomez Villafane (2nd), Brittany Clawson (6th), Lauren Catlin (11th), Courtney Ott (28th), and Ivie Crawford (29th).

Sunday will bring the last race of the weekend for Fort Lewis with the mens D1 race starting at 10AM.  It should be a great battle for the title and all of our guys are pumped and ready!

Check out this article from the Team Relay on Cyclocross Magazines website.

Individual race results can be seen here, and Team Omnium Points can be seen here.

Skyhawk’s Team Spirits Soar High

Although we did not take the gold in todays Team Relay, we more then made up for it with our team unity and camaraderie.  It really came at no surprise that Marian College beat us to the finish line, with FLC close behind for a solid second place.  This event could not have be more suited for Marian and thier all-star track team.  Not only does a team relay mimic the tactics and dynamics of a track race but Marian is the only college in the country who has there own velodrome and in turn has attracted some of the fastest track racers in the country.  The next two days of racing will incorporate an endurance aspect that was not much of a factor today and is where we excel.

Our starting line-up today started with Kolben Preble followed by Brittany Clawson, Sophia Gomez Villafane, and Skyler Trujillo.  Every single one of them had great laps, looking strong and confident, bringing it all together for a great team effort.  As our 4 racers gave it everything they had during their individual laps the entire team stood on the sidelines charged and cheering for each other and the other collegiate racers.  With all of the dedication, focus and drive that goes into racing at this level everyone still had a smile on there face, not forgetting how to have a good time!  They seemed to resemble what collegiate cycling is all about.

Photos to come later tonight!

All Ready For Team Relay on Friday @3:15

Friday will bring the first of three races that Fort Lewis’ Cycling team will be competing in during the 2014 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships.  For the first time USA Cycling is holding a Collegiate Cyclo-cross Team Relay.  It will be similar to the Team Relay that our 2013 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship team competed in.  The race will be 4 laps, two must be completed by men and two by women.  FLC will be sending Sofia Gomez Villafane, Brittany Clawson, Skyler Trujillo, and Kolben Preble to the start line to represent this years Cyclo-cross Nationals Team.  This race will be adding a whole new level of team tactics.  All teams get to choose the starting order of their riders, which could paly a big roll in determining the outcome of the race.  The other interesting rule is that the rider on course must cross the start/finish line before the following rider crosses the line and begins their lap . This allows for the next rider to start their lap at full speed, riding inches behind their teammate as they cross the line.  However, if their timing is off and the pervious rider doesn’t cross the line first then the team receives  a 10 second penalty at the end of the race.

We will announce our starting order tomorrow on Twitter and Facebook once they gett called to the start line, so keep posted.  A full list of the rules can be found here.       (Team Relay Guidlines)

Check out the   COURSE MAP!

On Saturday morning our ladies are set to battle it out in the Collegiate Women’s DI race, which is scheduled to start at 11:30.  The guys will have to wait until Sunday when they compete in the D1 Collegiate Mens race, with its start time at 10AM.  A complete race schedule can be found HERE.

Here are some racers representing Durango well during Thursday’s races!

Skyhawks Off to Cyclocross National Championships

Seeking their 22nd national title, Fort Lewis College Cycling heads to Boulder, Colorado this weekend to contest the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships of Cyclocross. The Skyhawks will contest the Collegiate Team Relay, a first for collegiate competition, on friday , then Womens race on saturday and the Mens race on Sunday. The main objective- the Team Omnium title where each collegiate race is scored then totaled to determine the overall team points leader. Fort Lewis has won two cross national championships in the past, compared to 18 D1 mountain bike and 1 D2 road title.

Welcome Greg Thomas as he covers the Skyhawks through the weekend with word and photos on this very blog. Keep tabs on Facebook @FLC Cycling Team and on Instagram @flccycling and on Twitter @flccycling.
Go Skyhawks

Fort Lewis College Cycling Names Cross Nationals Team

Without further ado, your Fort Lewis College Cycling Cyclocross Nationals Team is, Men; Kolben Preable, Skyler Trujillo, Tyler Jones, Cody Cupp, Ryan Standish, Branden Shafer, Ben Stalker and Mike Sampson. Women; Brittany Clawson, Sofia Gomez Villafane, Ivey Crawford, Sage Kitson, and Courtney Ott. The team will be coached by Elke Brutsaert and Chad Cheeney with Dave Hagen as Director. Team Staff will include mechanics Jon Bailey and Garrett Alexander.

The team will head out next tuesday for Boulder Colorado and will be set up in the main venue at Valmont Bike Park if you want to swing by and say hello. We race the Team Relay of friday, women’s race on saturday and the men go on sunday before the main professional events. Click this USA Cycling link for more details.


Durango Performance Center 4CCX Series Finals

This Saturday will see the final cyclocross race of the series take place at Fort Lewis College. This will be race number 7 in the Durango Performance Center Cyclocross Series and the 4th in a row at the gorgeous campus in the sky. The locals will be using this as a lead up to the USA Cycling National Championships of Cyclocross which are to be held in Boulder on the January 11th weekend. The FLC Skyhawk team will also be rearing to go with 8 men and 5 women getting their legs and minds fine tuned for the championship event.

The series has been a great success in 2013 with record breaking numbers in participants. Overall series points show the commitment that the locals have to this fun yet challenging type of cycle racing. Here are the series points leading into the final race. DPC.4CCX.SeriesPoints.12.30

In the 50+ category, Steve Lamont holds a 21 point lead over Jack McManus with Greg Smith lurking in 3rd. The B mens season has seen a lot of Michael Hurst, and he has a comfy lead with Scott Dahlberg and Steve Koller fighting for second, with a few points separating them. In the 35+ Jon Delacey has it all but wrapped up with a finish on saturday, leaving Frank Mapel and Jens Neilson to battle it out for second with only 2 points difference.  The Open Women has seen good numbers with 28 women getting out there. Current Team Time Trial World Champion and Individual Bronzer, Carmen Small has the 75 point lead, leaving Skyhawk teammates Sofia Gomez Villifane and Brittany Clawson to race for the silver. Then in the Mens Open we have Keegen Swenson in the lead by 3 points over FLC Alumni’s Ben Sonntag and Mike Wilk. Close battles in each category which makes for good racing.

The course will start and finish from the FLC Football stadium and should be a 6 minute lap, leading riders through off camber sections around the track, two sets of stadium bleacher run ups and plenty of sand, greasy grass with a touch of snow. Course was designed by FLC Director Dave Hagen and his army of Skyhawks who will be out there for about 4 hours this friday setting up. Check out the course map here, FLCCX Course Map.

Races will be at 10am for the Open Women, B Men and 50+ and 11am for the Open Men and 35+. Races are open to all and cost 25 dollars to participate. Big Thanks to our series sponsors and make sure to come clap hands and dole out high fives at the series ending party/awards at the Irish Embassy saturday night following the race at 6pm. Come enjoy some libations and food, cheer on the podiums of each category get there great prizes from Osprey, SRAM, King Cage, Mountain Bike Specialists, Durango Cyclery and Cash payouts furnished by Zia Taqueria, Irish Embassy, Animas Orthopedic Associates and King Cage. We really need to thank the Durango Performance Center, Performance Cardiology and the Phillippides Project for being the title sponsor of the series.

Riding Cyclocross at Fort Lewis College

Durango Performance Center 4CCX Race #6 Results

Results are in from last weekends cyclocross race up at Fort Lewis College. It was the 6th race in the series and the 4th up at FLC. We have been treated to quite the cross-like season with rain, sleet and snow along with plenty of sun, and its been tops! Big thanks to our series sponsors for helping us to put on this incredible, healthy series, …the locals rejoice!

FLCCX #4 Results Sheet1

Thanks also to the FLC team for setting up and tearing down the courses all season – there is no way these races would happen without them.
There are no official practices this week – Happy Holidays to all! If you all want to come practice this week just ride the last course backwards. Next Saturday at 11am there’ll be a timed practice race (no FLC staff there). Also a Wednesday 12noon on New Years Day on a new course (similar to how it’ll be for the final race in the series on Jan. 4th. Don’t forget about Series party and awards on Jan. 4th at 6pm at the Irish Embassy Pub!

Durango Performance Center 4CCX Results and Series Points Updated

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FLCCX #3 Results

Race Recap coming soon…

The race is NOT in Aztec this Saturday! Due to permitting/scheduling issues we cannot hold the race there. The venue has been switched to FLC and start times pushed back 1 hour. That means start times are:
11am – Men B, Open Women, Men 50+
12noon – Men A, Men 35+
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD
We had to push start times back because of Graduation starting at 10am at Whalen Gymnasium. Thanks to FLC for working with us on the last minute venue change and letting us have so much fun on their grounds.
This weekends race is not USA Cycling sanctioned so no license is required.

Click Here for Live FLC Skyhawk Cyclocross

Click here to watch the Four Corners Cyclocross Series Race #5,

LIVE at 2pm and 3pm Standard Mountain Time.

Durango Performance Center presents 4CCX #5, a cyclocross race at Fort Lewis College to be streamed live online by America One.
Durango, Colorado- This Saturday, December 14th will be race number 5 in the local cyclocross series, hosted by Fort Lewis College. Race times have been moved up to 2pm for the B Men/Open Women/50+ Men and 3pm for the A Men/35+Men to allow for more comfortable spectating and allow better live internet streaming. America One, the same service FLC uses for their football broadcasts, will provide the hosting site and the race will be streamed live online from 2-4pm. This is the first time the local cyclocross series has attempted this and local television/internet station IDTV will be manning the cameras and aims at providing a post event edit to be show locally this upcoming new year. Local KIUP Sports Talk Radio host Rick O’Block and FLC Coach Chad Cheeney will be doing the live race announcing for the viewers as well.
Cyclocross is considered to be the most fan-friendly of the cycling disciplines where much of the action can be seen from one vantage point and fans can get up close to the action in the technical sections. While many competitors use Cyclocross bikes the races are open to mountain bikes also.
Registration and parking is at the North Football parking lot on campus and the event is open to all abilities from beginner to professional. Cost is $25 with a USA Cycling License and an extra $10 for those non-licensed riders.
Series Sponsors
Durango Performance Center
SRAM
Irish Embassy Pub
Osprey
Zia Taqueria
Bread
Animas Orthopedic Associates
Mountain Bike Specialists
Durango Cyclery
King Cage
Stan’s NoTubes
Fort Lewis College Athletic Department

Durango Performance Center Presents Race 4CCX #5 This Saturday

Cyclocross is on this weekend! Saturday’s race will bring later start times of 2pm for the Cat B Men, Open Women and 50+ Men and then 3pm for the A Men and 35+ Men. Also new this race will be Fort Lewis College Athletic department is helping us live stream both races on the internet, on this link, http://www.americaonesports.com/static/ftlewis.html.

Local Television station IDTV will be manning the cameras and along with the live feed, they will be putting together a post event edit of the event to be show on-line and on the tube starting in January.

The race will be a good test for the local athletes headed to the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in mid January, in Boulder, Colorado. The course is very turny and will sure to home to many a rutted out snow field. The event starts and finishes in the FLC Cyclocross Stadium and the course is very centrally located, good for spectating.

The remaining Series races are:
Dec. 14 at FLC
Dec. 21 at Aztec
Jan. 4 at FLC
Here are results from last weekend, FLCCX #2 Results Sheet1

Here are the overall standings so far, DPC.4CCX.Points.working.11.26

The Open Women's race start from last weekend at FLC

4 Corners Cyclocross Series presented by Durango Performance Center – Race #4

This chilly Saturday December 7th starting at 10am the Durango Performance Center 4 Corners Cyclocross Series will make it’s 4th stop at Ray Denison Memorial Field at Fort Lewis College. Cyclocross racers from all over the region will be battling against the course and the elements to prove themselves against racers from the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team and all will earn points in the Series culminating on January 4th, 2014. The FLC student-athletes and many of the community members are honing their skills and ramping up their fitness in preparation for the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Boulder, CO on January 9-14, 2014.
The Series has already completed stops in Dolores and Cortez. The race will be held on a mile long enclosed course with many twists and turns, obstacles forcing riders to dismount to run with their bikes and long sections of pedaling and looks to be very muddy or icy for this weekends event. Cyclocross is considered to be the most fan-friendly of the cycling disciplines where much of the action can be seen from one vantage point and fans can get up close to the action in the technical sections. While many competitors use Cyclocross bikes the races are open to mountain bikes also.
Cyclocross brings out many of the cycling luminaries in Durango with the likes of Todd Wells, Ned Overend, Troy Wells, Travis Brown and Carmen Small doing battle with former and current FLC racers Matt Shriver, Mike Wilk, Ben Sonntag, Rotem Ishay, Sarah Sturm, Brittany Clawson, Sofia Gomez Villafane, Kolben Preble and Skyler Trujillo.
The racing action starts at 10am with the Cat. 3/4 Men, Open Women and Men 50+ racing for 40 minutes. At 11am the Cat. 1/2/3 Men  and Men 35+ race for 50 minutes. This weekends race is USA Cycling sanctioned meaning that all Cat. 1/2/3 racers  will need to have an annual USA Cycling license – all other racers can purchase a one-day license for $10. Registration is on site only and opens at 8:30am at the stadium press box – cost is $25.
The remaining Series races are:
Dec. 14 at FLC
Dec. 21 at Aztec
Jan. 4 at FLC
Come cheer on the FLC team and community members and bring your mountain bike up if you want to give Cyclocross racing a try.
More info can be found at: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu/4ccx/ or you contact Dave Hagen at hagen_d@fortlewis.edu with any questions.
Results from last weekend, FLCCX #1 Results

2013 Dual Slalom, 2012 Downhill Collegiate National Champion Brittany Clawson racing cross for the Skyhawks at last years Dec 14 series snow laden final race at FLC.

DPC 4CCX Series #3 Results – Series Points

This past weekend the 3rd race in the Durango Performance Center 4CCX Series took place up at Fort Lewis College. Conditions were epically CX with 24 hours worth of rain on the course and some light snow the morning of. Robert Kyper (DWC) took advantage of a mishap by Mike Hurst (Carver’s) in the last corner to take the win in the Men’s 3/4 race. Steve Lamont (DWC) grew a gap the entire race to take the Men 50+ category. Kenny Wehn (Stan’s NoTubes) held off his own teammate Michael Carroll (Stan’s Masters) and Jon Delacey (DWC) to dominate the Men 35+ group. Sofia Gomez Villafane (FLC) and Brittany Clawson (FLC) created a gap in the first off-camber section that they never relinquished to 3rd place Sarah Sturm (Bear Development) and 4th place Brianne Marshall (Tough Girl) to take 1st and 2nd in the Open Women category. Matt Shriver (Trek CXC) overcame an early mishap to ride through the group containing Ben Sonntag (ClifBar), 2nd, Keegan Swenson (Cannondale), 3rd, and Mike Wilk (3D Racing), 5th, to take the win while Ned Overend (Specialized) rode through the entire field to take an impressive 4th place. Photos from the race can be found on the FLC Cycling Team Facebook page, like it. Results from all of the races and the overall series points can be found at the Durango Performance Center 4CCX page on this blog: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu/4ccx. The next race in the series is Saturday December 7th at FLC.

FLCCX #1 Results

Order Your Very Own Skyhawks Uniform

Fernie, and Mountain and BMX student athlete for FLC models his Skyhawks jersey in Snowmass early this fall. Looks good clean and muddy. Get one for your loved one and go Skyhawks!

Between now and December 2nd you too can order your very own FLC Cycling Team jerseys, jackets, shorts, socks, etc. – the same as the ones the team wears!
Champion Systems is the Team clothing supplier and they provide the a wide range of items of high quality and good prices. The team did a $30K order back in August and have not had a single problem with any of the items. We have created a store with many items to choose from so we hope you are as happy as we are with them. Part of the proceeds from the sale will go directly back to the FLC Cycling Team and help us to continue develop a wide range of cyclists in many disciplines. You get a kit and we get support – beautiful!
The store will close at 10pm MST on Monday December 2nd and the shipment should get into the FLC offices the first week of January and we’ll ship them off to you. There are many different helpful tools on the champ-sys.com to guide you through sizing and ordering
See below for ordering instructions and be sure to pay when you are done – if you don’t pay for what is in your cart then your order will not be produced!
If you have any trouble with the ordering process please feel free to contact: Katy Chaffin <katyc@champ-sys.com> and she’ll work her magic to get you taken care of.
Here is the temporary login information for you to use until you create your own account:
username: flccycling1
password: flccycling1
1. Provide your team members with the temporary login and password you created for your account. They will enter the information directly here to get started http://custom.champ-sys.com/Login/en-US/
2. Next, they will be prompted to create their own member account using their personal email and password. They will use this personal login to access their order records as well as to place all future team orders (assuming there is an active team order).
3. Once logged into their personal accounts, your members will be able to place within your team order.
4. Depending on your order settings, your team’s order will either group ship to a single address (bundled and labeled separately within box) or ship individually direct to your team members.
Please be sure to communicate your order window to your team members. Once the window closes no modifications can be made to the order as it will be sent directly to production (which will then take 6 to 8 weeks). Please remind the team that they must “check out” when they are finished ordering, orders must be paid in full and any “saved” orders will not be placed into production.
For a helpful walk-through, please visit www.champ-sys.com/pages/cs-direct-walkthrough-members. You can forward this information directly to your team members.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Regards,
Dave Hagen
FLC Cycling Team Administrator
970-403-4842
Hagen_d@fortlewis.edu

4 Corners Cyclocross Series presented by Durango Performance Center – Race at FLC this Weekend

This Saturday November 23rd starting at 10am the Durango Performance Center 4 Corners Cyclocross Series will make it’s 3rd stop at Ray Denison Memorial Field at Fort Lewis College. Cyclocross racers from all over the region will be battling against the course and the elements to prove themselves against racers from the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team and all will earn points in the Series culminating on January 4th, 2014. The FLC student-athletes and many of the community members are honing their skills and ramping up their fitness in preparation for the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Boulder, CO on January 9-14, 2014.
The Series has already completed stops in Dolores and Cortez and this weekend brings three races in a row to Fort Lewis College. The race will be held on a mile long enclosed course with many twists and turns, obstacles forcing riders to dismount to run with their bikes and long sections of pedaling. The course will utilize a lot of the terrain in the Stadium, practice fields and the area around Whalen Gymnasium and will be run rain, snow or shine. Cyclocross is considered to be the most fan-friendly of the cycling disciplines where much of the action can be seen from one vantage point and fans can get up close to the action in the technical sections. While many competitors use Cyclocross bikes the races are open to mountain bikes also.
Cyclocross brings out many of the cycling luminaries in Durango with the likes of Todd Wells, Ned Overend, Troy Wells, Travis Brown and Carmen Small doing battle with former and current FLC racers Matt Shriver, Mike Wilk, Ben Sonntag, Rotem Ishay, Sarah Sturm, Brittany Clawson, Sofia Gomez Villafane, Kolben Preble and Payson McElveen.
The racing action starts at 10am with the Cat. 3/4 Men, Open Women and Men 50+ racing for 40 minutes. At 11am the Cat. 1/2/3 Men  and Men 35+ race for 50 minutes. This weekends race is USA Cycling sanctioned meaning that all Cat. 1/2/3 racers  will need to have an annual USA Cycling license – all other racers can purchase a one-day license for $10. Registration is on site only and opens at 8:30am at the stadium press box – cost is $25.
The remaining Series races are:
Dec. 7 at FLC
Dec. 14 at FLC
Dec. 21 at Aztec
Jan. 4 at FLC
Come cheer on the FLC team and community members and bring your mountain bike up if you want to give Cyclocross racing a try.
More info can be found at: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu/4ccx/ or you contact Dave Hagen at hagen_d@fortlewis.edu with any questions.